Find the Joy

Sometimes, I find I really need to challenge myself to find the good.

So this morning, I started the day by prompting, "How can I enjoy today?" 

Just dropping that question in meant that I was looking for ways to enjoy the day rather than steeping in my own angst. I enjoyed a really rich discussion about anticipation in the lives of my students. I relished the pumpkin chocolate chip cookies someone had baked and left in the teacher’s lounge. I took heart in the high fives and knowing glances all of us staff exchanged through the days. Instead of solely focusing on that student who thought it was a good prank to put another student’s shoe in the microwave, I could fully enjoy all the other enjoyable moments that came too.